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Hmm... interesting question. Frankly, I had an issue several years ago when I was on dopamine agonists. For me the agonists were a real problem because--as my docs explained at the time--they effected my striated muscles. This first resulted in urinary incontinence and, shortly thereafter--on the sexual front--let's just say I could run the race, but not cross the finish line. I was horrified! The good news, however, is that very soon after I came off the meds, things returned to normal. With this in mind, my questions to you would be:

 

1. Are you taking any meds?

2. When (in relation to the meds, if you are taking any), did your problem begin?

3. How are your waterworks functioning?

4. Are you interested, but unable, or able, but not interested?

 

If you suspect it might be meds, don't talk to your GYN, I'd suggest you hotfoot it to your MDS for a meds review.

 

Good luck,

Kim

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Had bladder issues for a while and had a sling which solved the incontinence problems. The desire was there for a whle but not crossing the finish line for over a year. It was like the muscles didnt work any more. i have acgreat husband thru the tears

The s desire part has gone too and is replaced more with anxiety I want to thank you for responding to such a delicate subject

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Aside from meds (btw, a common side effect of dopamine agonists is hypersexuality!), untreated or undertreated PD can destroy your sex life...I used to be a very sexual person, but now i've lost any interest in sex. "symptoms": no sexual desire, reduced sensation, difficulty in responding...and i can't blame it on the meds, cause i'm still drug naive. until next week, that is...i'm close to swallowing my first pill. I've had enough...

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It seems that I need to put my wife's needs before mine. PD / drugs have taken away my "drive" but I am still interested... I just have to put my mind on the subject.

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I too can run the race but not cross the finish line! My partner sometimes gets frustrated at me and thinks I am holding back. I try to explain but........I have signed up for a workshop at the World Parkinson's Congress on sexual issues in Parkinson's so hopefully I will learn something! I will try to remember to share if I do learn something to help us!

 

Deanna

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.I have signed up for a workshop at the World Parkinson's Congress on sexual issues in Parkinson's so hopefully I will learn something!

Deanna

 

Sounds ....................... Interesting :huh:

 

I have the issue also. I have no erg what so ever. I gave blood at my last Dr apt to have my testosterone tested just to see what the results are.

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I have no problem with sex, my carba/levo gives me the opposite problems ,hypersexuality, there isnt enough hrs in the day for me , thank god i have a very sexual wife! she doesnt mind! LOL,can definatly see where it could cause probloms!

Thanx, Randy

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Well I sure had a reaction when I went off sinemet.Didn't belive the part about it being a enhancment.But to chagrin of my spouse i do have equipment problems at timesThe desire has not faded a bit..For those who have depression mine is almost nonexistant maybe alittle apathy when i see others older and suffering alot more than me

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

I have no problem with sex, my carba/levo gives me the opposite problems ,hypersexuality, there isnt enough hrs in the day for me , thank god i have a very sexual wife! she doesnt mind! LOL,can definatly see where it could cause probloms!
Thanx, Randy          

 

 

I'll have what he's having please........

 

The reason I brought this thread back up, is although I do have lots of desire, and Cialis helps in wonderful ways, it seems that even though I can run the race....... half the time, the finish line evades me....I mean, I can go forever (the energizer bunny of sex), but never get to the orgasm part. 

I do understand that a lot of ladies would love to have a guy with my problem..... I mean, I'm the total opposite of the "30 second date"...... but the frustration is over the top........ I started needing the ED pills when I was only 47.  I was embarrassed then that I needed them, and even more so now...

Never thought I'd be having these issues this young.............<sigh>

 

Any ideas folks???? or does anyone else have this issue.... guys or girls...... and what do you do?

 

thanks

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I have no interest. When I was younger I was very, very interested. My husband thought I was a little over active in my 20's. (We've been together a little over 30 years.) My husband is persistent in making sure I "cross the finish line" before he does, but still I don't seem to care to do it again. No wham bam in our house... It's usually a 30-45 minute deal from warm up to the shower. How can you have really good sex and not want to have sex? It reminds me of when I tell people that I don't care for ice cream. I feel like I'm defective somehow. This complete disinterest has come on over the course of probably 15 years. I thought it was stress, or having a child, or my anti-depressants but now I wonder if it's Parkinsons. I thought a woman peaked in her sexual whatever in her 40's or something, like guys in their 20's. Am I broken? I feel like I should appreciate the extraordinary effort my husband puts into this and reciprocate by initiating, but I really don't care and would rather just sleep. Okay, you can throw things at me now for being a bad wife... :(

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

I have no problem with sex, my carba/levo gives me the opposite problems ,hypersexuality, there isnt enough hrs in the day for me , thank god i have a very sexual wife! she doesnt mind! LOL,can definatly see where it could cause probloms!

Thanx, Randy

 

 

I'll have what he's having please........

 

The reason I brought this thread back up, is although I do have lots of desire, and Cialis helps in wonderful ways, it seems that even though I can run the race....... half the time, the finish line evades me....I mean, I can go forever (the energizer bunny of sex), but never get to the orgasm part.

I do understand that a lot of ladies would love to have a guy with my problem..... I mean, I'm the total opposite of the "30 second date"...... but the frustration is over the top........ I started needing the ED pills when I was only 47. I was embarrassed then that I needed them, and even more so now...

Never thought I'd be having these issues this young.............<sigh>

 

Any ideas folks???? or does anyone else have this issue.... guys or girls...... and what do you do?

 

thanks

Do u take a ain't depressant?.. A ssri?

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Hi Bill,

To answer your question, No I don't. The only meds I take every day, are Sinemet, Azilect, Allopurinol, Colcrys, and Cialis as needed for sex.

My ED is caused by my PD......... and the finish line? I know it's out there........... Actually, I'm hoping the DBS might help...... will have to ask my MDS tomorrow.......... (sigh)

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Hi Bill,

To answer your question, No I don't. The only meds I take every day, are Sinemet, Azilect, Allopurinol, Colcrys, and Cialis as needed for sex.

My ED is caused by my PD......... and the finish line? I know it's out there........... Actually, I'm hoping the DBS might help...... will have to ask my MDS tomorrow.......... (sigh)

Having problems with the finish line is always usually caused by a med, good luck tomorrow trying to figure it out bro.

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Actually, Although Sinemet can cause hypersexuality, none of my other meds have any sexual issues listed for side effects.

 

On the flip side, The American Parkinson's Disease Assoc.'s YOPD site has this to say:

"When it comes to Parkinson’s disease (PD), diminished sexual function is practically inevitable. From lack of sexual desire to low libido to difficulties with orgasmic functioning, this chronic, progressive, neurological disease can impair your sexuality in one way or the other."

http://www.youngparkinsons.org/what-you-should-know-about-early-onset-parkinsons-disease/articles/parkinsons-disease-and-your-sex-drive

 

The EPDA (European Parkinson's Disease Assoc.) has this to say:

http://www.epda.eu.com/en/parkinsons/in-depth/managing-your-parkinsons/daily-living/sex-sensuality-intimacy/sex-parkinsons/

"Each person is affected differently and sexual difficulties may alter over time, but the most frequent are:

  • decreased sexual desire
  • increased sexual desire (hypersexuality)
  • arousal problems
  • orgasmic problems
  • ETC.

The Michael J. Fox site says this:

The most common sexual problem for men with Parkinson’s disease is achieving and maintaining an erection, followed by impaired sexual arousal, drive and orgasm. Medications can help improve erectile function. Talk to your doctor to see if they are suitable for you.

https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/living-with-pd/topic.php?sexual-health

 

Finally, according to the article "Management of sexual dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease" from the National Institute of Health:

"erectile dysfunction, and problems with ejaculation are found in male patients"

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3229252/

 

There you go Bill. Not only is Ed caused by PD, but orgasm/ejaculation problems are caused by PD as well.

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I once saw a t-shirt with two male praying mantis's having a beer at a bar. One says to the other :

 

"I just have to mention sex to my wife and she bites my head off!"

 

Now that's sexual dysfunction!

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